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Good Hands: Back to the Beginning

By: Annet King
Posted: June 4, 2008, from the February 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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The most essential mission of a mentor is to keep the novice on the heart’s path, and perhaps the most vital trait that mentors can instill in their charges is courage. The word courage is from the medieval French, derived from the Latin root-word for “heart.” Therefore, to become discouraged literally means “to lose heart,” and to lose touch with your most heartfelt essence. The heart’s way may not always be smooth and easy—it may, in fact, seem to be strewn with obstacles at times. But if this path is where one truly belongs, an individual must be able to bear the setbacks, learn from the challenges and continue traveling on. This is the only path that you as an individual know by heart.